Keenan McCardell to become Redskins' WR Coach
AP Photo - Pablo Martinez Monsivais
AP Photo - Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Warpath Insiders
Posted Jan 27, 2010

The Redskins have signed former NFL Wide Receiver Keenan McCardell to be their Wide Receivers Coach.

In 1991 the Redskins drafted a pretty good Wide Receiver out of UNLV in the 12th round with the 326th pick. That receiver was none other than Keenan McCardell. At the time, McCardell had to know that his chances to stick were not all that high. The Redskins already had Gary Clark, Art Monk and Ricky Sanders, among others.

McCardell, however, did not stay on the market long. He wound up being signed by the Cleveland Browns in 1992 where he played until 1995. From 1996 to 2006, he played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and San Diego Chargers. Then, in 2007, he signed with the Redskins again and played only that single season before retiring. His career numbers sit at 209 games played in, 883 catches (13th all time in NFL), 11,373 yards and 63 Touchdowns.

Over his career, he has collected two Super Bowl Rings and two Pro Bowl births. He got one Super Bowl Ring in 1991 while being a Redskin on injured reserve. His other was while with the Bucs in 2002. He went to the Pro Bowl in 1996 as a Jaguar and 2003 as a Buc.

Being a great player does not automatically mean McCardell will be a great coach. However, he was a coaching intern with the New York Giants last summer and obviously it is something he wants to pursue. McCardell is also known for being a very solid route runner.

It is believed that he was also talking to the Bucs about a coaching job with them. We are not sure at this time if he turned down the Bucs or if the Bucs turned him down.

Personally, I find it exciting for the Redskins that Keenan McCardell is being given a chance for this job and in a sense, "coming home."

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